March through May and September through November are the best times to visit Louisiana, offering mild temps, moderate crowds, and acceptable prices. Spring might be rainy and stormy, but generally the weather is comfortable, with ample sunshine, blooming flowers, and spectacular Easter parades. Fall in the state is all about long days full of glorious sunshine, warm temps, and things to do outdoors. Moreover, the foliage is at its peak, and a lot of attractions like the Louisiana State Fair are so appealing. June through August is not the best time in terms of weather. Expect unbearable heat and humidity with intensive rainfall and possible thunderstorms. Only a cooling Sno-Ball can make your presence on the beach halfway agreeable. 4th of July celebrations and the Red Dress Run add up to the seasonal advantages. December through February brings short cold days, freezing nights, and low hotel rates, making Louisiana heaven for budget travelers. So dress warmly and join the Lafayette Mardi Gras Celebration in February.
Although available year-round frozen shrimps are nothing like fresh white and brown ones!
If you are in New Orleans or Baton Rouge, you just can't miss seeing the old plantations!
It's crawfish time! Definitely the most important food season in New Orleans
Although Louisiana oysters are available year round, best time are the cooler months
Your backyard could become the "first port in the storm" for these tiny fellows having just flown hundreds of miles above the open waters
Enjoy the beautiful pinkish flowers blooming during this period
Sno-ball, not snow cone, is New Orleans' favourite armour against the long summer heat
The world's longest continious bridge over a body of water
A symbol of beauty, this flower even has a Krewe named after it
Attracted by fruits and nectar, these birds are often spotted in the gardens
Marshes, forests and bayous—there's a lot to explore around New Orleans
A flamboyant run in red dresses accompanied by great music and plenty of beer
New Orleans has been taking part in the World Naked Bike Ride since 2009
The Big Easy City is great at celebrating! Summers here are hot, and so are the festivities
One of the biggest and most popular Cajun festivals in Louisiana
The festival that has made New Orleans famous!
For New Orleanians, Easter is a special time with more parades!
New Orleans would never miss a chance to dress up and party
New Orleans changes the perceptions of St. Patrick's Day celebration
Get into Christmas spirit, meet Santa and celebrate winter in New Orleans
A delicious showcase of Cajun cuisine and seafood
One of a kind celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana with a true jazz spirit
Even if you are not a fan of literature, nothing in New Orleans is ever boring!
The loudest of Halloween events in New Orleans
The largest free berry festival in Louisiana
Yet another reason to celebrate in New Orleans
The official New Orleans holiday parade delights locals and visitors
The largest free fair and rodeo in America
Known as Gay Mardi Gras, the festival is extravagant and joyful
The most exciting and easy way to discover Louisiana's famous swamps and bayous
The best and the brightest displays in the Pelican State
Treat yourself to the oldest community-based holiday lights display in America
One great adventure with a festival, theatre, theme park, shopping, and an educational experience
Dancing poodles, rodeo and other traditional entertainment
Fleur De Lis drop and a fireworks display over the Mississippi on New Year's Eve and college football on New Year's Day—New Orleans knows how to celebrate in style
The tasty and extraordinary colourful King cake to sooth your party
Thousands of rubber ducks race for the grand prize of $5000
Farm raised alligator is available all year, but it is also more expensive than the wild alligator, available only during this period
One of the largest ballooning events in the state
The tallest and one of the rarest birds in North America
A great excuse to party and indulge in delicious Mexican foods
The flamboyant and authentic carnival of Southern Louisiana
Family event with over 50 years of history and a social mission
What can be better than running accompanied by live bands and plenty of other entertainment?
A family-friendly celebration with plenty of parades and delicious food
A fast and flat race followed by a vibrant Louisiana-style celebration
Baton Rouge blends a traditional year-end party with a local version of the midnight ball drop